I'm just about back in the office but whilst I catch up on a months worth of emails and work on a new project (news on that soon) I have two final guest posts to keep you entertained until I'm fully back in the room. Today's is from Karen AKA Fabulous Miss K.
Karen and I have had many a glass of wine talking about the matters discussed in this guest post she has written and I'm sure that there's lots you may agree with too.
Vintage is for everyone
I have been wearing vintage for over 30 years before it became trendy and you had to trawl through piles of rubbish at jumble sales or charity shops. There were very few specialist vintage shops or Ebay or Etsy.
Then came Kate Moss, Sex in the City and movie stars who started wearing second hand clothes – now there is a vintage shop in practically every town, you can buy and sell world wide on line and the charity shops that clothes once went to die in are now the go place on the high street.
My look is very much of an era – I love the 30's and 40's Old Hollywood Glamour, and wear it everyday. It is part of my lifestyle – running a vintage fashion and lifestyle company lends itself to a full on vintage wardrobe. There are many out there like me who live and breathe a bygone era but I think that vintage can and should be part of any wardrobe.
Even if it is something that you would never think of buying it can work for every occasion – how many times have you seen the same dress from the high street on someone else – never with vintage each piece you buy will be a one off and totally individual. It is a fabulous to be unique and find an outfit that no one else will have.
You will find the quality of the fabric and cut some much better. Clothes were not mass produced back then; to find comparable quality now would be high end designer brands. A beautifully cut wool suit from the 40's or 50's would set you back around £175 – 200 - how much on would cost from a designer?
Imagine wearing a fitted 50's suit with a pussy bow blouse or sharp 60's shift to the office, a bias cut 30's dress to the Christmas ball, 70's sun dresses are very trendy but why buy one from the high street when you can have one off original. When everyone is lusting after the new “it bag”how cool would it be to own a totally one off vintage one that no one has? There are so many ways that you can add vintage to your wardrobe.
Vintage works on all shapes and sizes, ages and lifestyles. It just takes a little more time to find the style for you; in fact I am certain that you will find very similar outfits that you would normally buy but with a vintage twist.
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